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Spring 2010 Amarillo College Bible Chair SW World Religions class.

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Acts 13 28

  1. 1. "Acts 13-28: The Light of Christ to the Ends of the Earth"
  2. 2. Outline of Acts 13-28 <ul><li>Paul's first missionary journey. (13:1-14:28) </li></ul><ul><li>The Jerusalem council (15:1-35) </li></ul><ul><li>Paul's second Missionary Journey (15:6-18:22) </li></ul><ul><li>Paul's third missionary journey (18:23-21:15) </li></ul><ul><li>Paul's arrest in Jerusalem and Incarceration at Caesarea (21:15-26:32) </li></ul><ul><li>Paul's voyage to Rome (27:1-28:10) </li></ul><ul><li>Paul's ministry at Rome (28:11-31) </li></ul>
  3. 3. The first missionary journey (13:1-14:28) <ul><li>Shift of emphasis from Jerusalem to Antioch </li></ul><ul><li>Antioch modeled the ethnic diversity of the church </li></ul><ul><li>Antioch became the primary mission church of the earliest Christians </li></ul><ul><li>They sent out Barnabas and Saul on a church-planting trip (13:1-3) </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Cyprus: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home town of Barnabas (Acts 13:4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul and B worked at Salamis and Paphos (Acts 13:5-6) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sergius Paulus believed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One inscription suggests that Sergius Paulus had relatives in Antioch, Lycia and Pamphilia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Perga and Attalia (Antalya) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pergia and Pamphylia had a significant Jewish population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>they went up river (Cestrus River) to Perga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John Mark, Barnabas’ cousin (Col 4:10) Turns back </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pisida </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Located in a rugged mountainous region. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They might have gone inland due to a malaria problem that Paul developed while traveling. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Antioch of Pisidia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul began his work in the Synagogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After the Jews rejected the message about Jesus, they turned to the Gentiles (Acts 13:39). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Iconium </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Large and wealthy city 90 miles from Antioch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul started his work in the Synagogue. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jews and Gentiles threatened to stone them so they ran to Lystra. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lystra </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They performed a miracle here (Acts 14:8-18). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul is noted as being the chief speaker (Acts 14:12). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The people here thought that Paul and Barnabas were Zeus and Hermes (Acts 14:12-13). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul is stoned (Acts 14:19). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Derbe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They begin to back track </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. The Jerusalem council 15:1-35. <ul><li>The issue is: how are people saved? What is the core message? </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish Christians insisted on Grace / Jews disagreed </li></ul><ul><li>Jews said that you had to follow Jewish customs to be saved (circumcision). </li></ul><ul><li>Jews from Judea said that to be saved one must follow Christ + all of the Jewish traditions. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Paul's second missionary Journey (15:36-18:22) <ul><li>Paul and Barnabas return from the Jerusalem conference to Antioch (Acts 15:22). </li></ul><ul><li>Silas and Judas traveled with them. </li></ul><ul><li>The Rift between Paul and Barnabas (Acts 15:39). </li></ul><ul><li>Barnabas and Mark return to Cyprus. </li></ul><ul><li>Paul takes Silas (Acts 15:40). They are to take the decision of the Jerusalem council to the churches. </li></ul><ul><li>Paul alters the course of the journey and they head into western Asia minor. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Troas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the great harbors along the eastern Aegean Sea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is in Troas that Paul has his Macedonian Vision (Acts 16:9). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Four travelers went out from Troas: Paul, Timothy, Silas and Luke. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Samothrace (Acts 16:11) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Samothrace did not have a considerable Jewish population, this and the fact that his vision led him to Macedonia meant that Paul would only stay in Samothrace briefly </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Neapolis (Acts 16:11-12) </li></ul><ul><li>Philippi (Acts 16:12-40) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A cosmopolitan city, Philippi  blended Greek and Latin traditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark Anthony and Octavian (Caesar Augustus) defeated Brutus and Cassius on the plains near Philippi. In 42 B.C. the city was refounded as a colony by Octavian and veterans of the battle and named Colonia Julia Augusta Philippensis. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lydia (Acts 16:13); seller of purple goods (the color of royalty), a wealthy business woman from Thyatira </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul heals a demon possessed girl and winds up in prisons. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roman prison sentences were preceded by inquisitional floggings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul and Silas are Roman citizens (Acts 16:37) they are beaten illegally </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Amphipolis and Apollonia (Acts 17:1) </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Thessalonica (Acts 17:1-9) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thessalonica had a Jewish population and a synagogue. (17:2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for pagan religions (Serapis, Aphrodite) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The church misunderstood some of Paul’s teaching on the return of Christ. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Beroea (Acts 17:10-13) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cicero describes this city as, “an out of the way town.” Pis . 36.89. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul went into the synagogue and found a dedicated group of Jews. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Silas and Timothy stay behind in Beroea as Paul leaves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When Paul arrives in Athens, he sends word for Silas and Timothy to join him (17:15). </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Beroea to Athens (Acts 17:14-15) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When Paul entered the harbor of Athens he would have seen the Acropolis five miles to the west and the huge statue of the pagan goddess Athena by the Parthenon. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Athens (Acts 17:16-34) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Athens was known for its temples honoring many deities. Paul brought the gospel to the public places of Athens. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center of Greek empire in the 5 th century B.C. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Areopagus: The name Areopagus was given to the hill and to the council that met there.  According to Acts 17:16-33, Paul made a speech at the Areopagus, calling the Athenians from idolatry to worship the true God. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many gods and goddesses were worshiped alongside the city's patron goddess Athena. To name a few: Poseidon the god of the sea; Apollo, the son of Zeus; Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There were so many statues of gods in Athens that Petronius, the Roman satirist said, “It was easier to find a god than a man in Athens!” Satricon 17. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athenians reacted in three ways to Paul’s preaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mocked him: (Acts 17:32) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Procrastination: they waited to hear him again (17:32). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some believed: (17:34) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Corinth (Acts 18:1-18) <ul><li>Paul traveled from Athens to Corinth where he stayed with Aquila and Priscilla. </li></ul><ul><li>At Corinth, Paul wrote a letter known as 1 Thessalonians </li></ul><ul><li>Corinth was located on the isthmus that connects northern and southern Greece. </li></ul><ul><li>Known for its variety of markets. </li></ul><ul><li>Corinth has been called the, “New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas” of the ancient world </li></ul><ul><li>The geographer Strabo said that there were a thousand temple prostitutes in Corinth. </li></ul><ul><li>Paul stayed here for 18 months </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Chenchreae (Acts 18:18) </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesus (Acts 18:18-21) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shockingly, the synagogue leaders asked Paul to stay for awhile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul left Priscilla and Aquilla in Ephesus with the promise that he would return </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apollos began preaching in the synagogue when Paul left; Priscilla and Aquilla heard him and taught him about Jesus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From here Paul went to Jerusalem to offer his hair (18:18), and then he went on to Antioch. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Paul's Third Missionary Journey (18:23-21:15)
  14. 15. Ephesus (Acts 19) <ul><li>Paul's Third Journey involves a long ministry at Ephesus as well as travels to cities in Macedonia and Greece </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesus was a city of 200,000 people. </li></ul><ul><li>Paul worked for over two years at Ephesus </li></ul><ul><li>Daily Paul taught in the lecture hall of Tyrannus </li></ul><ul><li>Monotheism collided with Poly theism in Ephesus as Paul preached </li></ul><ul><li>Artemis was the patron goddess of Ephesus </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesus’ elegant theater could seat 24,000 people </li></ul><ul><li>The theater would be the sight for the riot that took place </li></ul>
  15. 17. First Corinthians <ul><li>Paul probably wrote four letters to Corinth during his ministry in Ephesus. (1 Cor 5:9) </li></ul><ul><li>In Corinthians Paul speaks about a special collection of money that he is gathering for the church in Jerusalem </li></ul><ul><li>Paul sent Timothy and Erastus to Corinth from Ephesus to deal with that church’s problems (Acts 19:22). </li></ul><ul><li>Paul felt the need to stay in Ephesus until Pentecost </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>Troas (Acts 20:5-12) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul returned from Greece to Troas in Asia Minor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eutychus was raised from the dead here </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Macedonia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul and Timothy met up again in Macedonia, Timothy gave Paul the report about Corinth, and both of them wrote 2 Corinthians. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul travels back from corinth to Troas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assos (Acts 20:13-14) </li></ul><ul><li>Mitylene (Acts 20:14-15) </li></ul><ul><li>Samos (Acts 20:15) </li></ul><ul><li>Miletus (Acts 20:16-38) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul gives his speech to the Ephesians Elders here </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cos (Acts 21:1) </li></ul><ul><li>Rhodes (Acts 21:1) </li></ul><ul><li>Patara (Acts 21:1) </li></ul><ul><li>Tyre (Acts 21:3) </li></ul><ul><li>Ptolemais (Acts 21:7) </li></ul><ul><li>Caesarea Maritima (Acts 21:8-16) </li></ul><ul><li>Jerusalem (Acts 21:8-36) </li></ul>
  17. 19. Jerusalem (Acts 21:8-36) <ul><li>Paul met with Christian leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Went to temple and is falsely accused of bringing a Greek into the temple. </li></ul><ul><li>“ No foreigner is to enter within the forecourt and the balustrade around the sanctuary. Whoever is caught will have himself to blame for his subsequent death.” </li></ul><ul><li>The tribune, Claudius Lysias thought that Paul was an Egyptian radical (21:37-38), </li></ul><ul><li>Paul is then brought into the fortress of Antonia and examined by the commander. (22:22-29) </li></ul><ul><li>Lysias then took Paul before the Sanhedrin (the Jewish Supreme court) for further questioning. (22:19-23:11) </li></ul><ul><li>Resurrection divides the Pharisees and Sadducees </li></ul><ul><li>A plot to take Paul’s life is uncovered and he is transferred to Caesarea. </li></ul>
  18. 20. In Caesarea and on to Rome (27:1-28:10) <ul><li>Paul before Felix (24:1-22). Felix wanted a bribe, he wanted to grant the Jews a favor. </li></ul><ul><li>Paul before Festus; appeals to Caesar (25:12). </li></ul><ul><li>Paul before Herod Agrippa II. (25:13-26:32). </li></ul><ul><li>Sets sail for Rome in Acts 27 </li></ul>
  19. 21. Ministry at Rome (28:11-31) <ul><li>Paul gets to Preach in Rome (28:31). </li></ul><ul><li>Prison epistles are written here (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon) </li></ul>